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Wave of new spending underway in data centre security market

Market research firm Infonetics Research recently released excerpts from its latest Data Centre Security Products market share, size, and forecast report, which tracks virtual and data centre security appliances.


November 19, 2012  


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Market research firm Infonetics Research recently released excerpts from its latest Data Centre Security Products market share, size, and forecast report, which tracks virtual and data centre security appliances.

“A wave of new spending on data centre security is underway,” said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics.  “Service providers and enterprises are rebuilding data centres and they need new security infrastructures to keep up with the performance requirements, network architectures, and threats brought about by the move to virtualization and the cloud.

“As a result, data centre security spending is growing rapidly and new vendors are finding opportunities to grow their share of the data centre security pie.”

Infonetics forecasts the data centre security appliance market to grow to $2.7 billion by 2016.

Highlights of the study include:

* Quarterly data centre security appliance market share closely mirrors the overall security solution market, with Cisco leading, followed by Juniper, McAfee, Fortinet and Check Point

* In the virtual security appliance segment, revenue is up 34% from the year-ago second quarter and annual revenue is forecast to grow at a 21% CAGR through 2016, driven by cloud infrastructure buildouts, the high visibility of security as a barrier for cloud adoption, and the rapid adoption of server virtualization

* The virtual appliance vendor landscape is a crowded one, comprising a mix of established security players, virtualization platform vendors, and specialist vendors

Vendors tracked include Arbor Networks, Blue Coat, Check Point, Cisco, Fortinet, GenieNRM, HP, ISS, Juniper, McAfee, Narus, SonicWALL, Sourcefire, Stonesoft, Symantec, Trend Micro, WatchGuard and Websense.

Further information is available at www.infonetics.com.